A paper zine for people who hate people.

Shrapnel Hits a Halligan


Hi Josh,

So, I'm celebrating the end of an online college course (alone) and more than half way through a bottle of pinot grigio. Just for fun I'm searching Google images for "Halligan's". I know, sad.

Up comes a pic of Dan Halligan; "the dumbest punk alive". Nice. I found your zine. What is that? (I'm 63)

Your [sic] weird. I hate the way your fingers bend. Maybe you should take better care of yourself.

You made me laugh. Thanks!

Joe Halligan

I wrote back to him:

I assume you are not related to that fucktard, but if you are, my condolences to you and your family.

A zine is, according to Wikipedia:

A zine ( /ˈziːn/ zeen; an abbreviation of fanzine, or magazine) is most commonly a small circulation publication of original or appropriated texts and images. More broadly, the term encompasses any self-published work of minority interest usually reproduced via photocopier.
A popular definition includes that circulation must be 5,000 or less, although in practice the significant majority are produced in editions of less than 1,000, and profit is not the primary intent of publication.

I do a zine called Negative Capability, Dipshit Dan Halligan did a zine called 10 Things Jesus Wants You to Know, which failed. He started a newspaper called Tablet which also failed. Now he works as a librarian, which I would posit is a career fail, but at least it's a job.

Glad you enjoyed your wine. Take care.

Josh